Family, Composite. Color, yellow. Leaves, clasping at base, tapering to a very long, sharp point, sometimes 10 inches long. Stem, 2 or 3 feet high. Peduncles slightly thickened, bearing a broad, flat head of ray and disk flowers, all tubular. Pappus of many long, plume-like bristles.

Fields and waste places from New Jersey northward. Succulent herbs with strong tap-roots, perennials or biennials, the flowers opening in the morning, closing at noon.

Goat's Beard. [Tragopogon pratensis)

Goat's Beard. [Tragopogon pratensis)